Meet the people behind The Centre for Global Education (TCGE). Our combined experience extends through all levels of education, contact us to find out how to enrich your classroom!
Terry Godwaldt is the Executive Director of the Centre for Global Education and Director of College Board Programming, Canada. From Singapore to Seattle, Australia to Alberta, Terry helps educators all over the world to integrate authentic, globally-minded learning experiences that empower students to see themselves as global citizens addressing the world’s most challenge questions. For his work in reshaping the classroom, Terry has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee award and the ASCD award for Innovative Teaching.
Sarah Flynn is the Program Director for the Centre for Global Education. She has a BSc in Molecular Genetics, an MA in Sociology, and is currently completing a PhD in Sociology at the University of Alberta. Sarah has worked in both biomedical and clinical research with the Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, and was formerly the Assistant Director of the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta. Sarah has been a sessional instructor at multiple post-secondary institutions and has a number of peer reviewed publications in her cv. Sarah also likes to think she makes the best double chocolate chip toffee cookies. Ever.
Lindsay Rankin is a broadcast meteorologist by trade with diplomas from Mississippi State University and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT). Lindsay has woven her passion of environmental sciences & journalism into her current role as the Global Encounters Program Coordinator. She is also no stranger when it comes to these programs and projects as she personally participated in them nearly 10 years ago. Lindsay believes in being a lifelong learner and is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Professional Arts - Communication Studies through Athabasca University.
Rachel Touchie is from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She is a Student Mentor with the Centre for Global Education and TakingITGlobal for a number of projects. Rachel facilitates conversations on climate change and sustainability for high school students from across the world as they connect through the TakingITGlobal online platforms.
Rachel earned her Bachelor of Science in environmental and conservational sciences in 2015 from the University of Alberta. Over the past two years, Rachel has traveled internationally and spent a year living abroad in Sweden. She attended Uppsala University and received her Master of Science in sustainable development in 2017.